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Cambridgeshire council adopts new 20,000-home local plan

Cambridgeshire council adopts new 20,000-home local plan

Huntingdonshire District Council in Cambridgeshire has formally adopted its new local plan.

Inspector 'erred in law' over holiday lodges refusal, judge rules

Inspector 'erred in law' over holiday lodges refusal, judge rules

A Hertfordshire golf club's hopes of ensuring its future financial viability by constructing 26 holiday lodges on its land have been boosted after a High Court judge ruled that a planning inspector had "erred in law" in treating the development as a normal residential scheme.

Green light for 6,500-home Cambridgeshire new town

Green light for 6,500-home Cambridgeshire new town

Cambridgeshire councillors have resolved to grant outline permission for 6,500 homes on a former military base, despite the quantum of development proposed for the site exceeding that set out in the local plan.

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The lessons of a plan examination that will last two years

The lessons of a plan examination that will last two years

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council's local plan examination will run for at least two years, according to the latest timetable. Commentators say this shows the potential dangers to councils of proposing to not meet housing need on green belt grounds.

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